You probably have only heard one or two tracks on the radio from Steppenwolf – very tame, radio friendly productions. Yuck. However, my uncle Ron gave me this album (vinyl) years and years ago. I thought the cover was cool back then and I figured I’d try it – but I didn’t like Steppenwolf.
So my expectations were very, very low. I put this album to needle when I got home and it didn’t sound like that soft Steppenwolf crap you heard on the radio or used on soundtracks for various things. Give this stuff a listen (Spotify) – it’s got a much harder edge and as far as a live recording goes, it’s amazing. Currently the embed code isn’t working – I have to assume it’s a Spotify problem as I’ve embedded in the past without problems.